91-year-old man dies after driving car into pond after leaving church in Gaston Co.

91-year-old man dies after driving car into pond after leaving church in Gaston Co.
The pond was located along Highway 274 in Gaston County near Mt. Zion Baptist Church, not far from Cherryville. (Source: John Sparks/WBTV)

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A 91-year-old man has died after driving his car into a pond after leaving church in Gaston County Wednesday evening.

The pond was located along Highway 274 in Gaston County near Mt. Zion Baptist Church, not far from Cherryville.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says people from the church saw the car go into the pond and tried to help the man, but the water was too cold.

The man has not been identified but troopers say the man’s family has been notified.

Troopers do not know what happened or how the man ended up driving into the pond, but Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

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